The FDA in India has registered a complaint with the Mumbai Police department regarding the DePuy hip replacement recall.
The Indian FDA and Mumbai Police have asked people in India to come forward if they have undergone a hip replacement surgery with the ASR implant. Ramrao Desai, senior inspector, Mahim police station, said, “The FDA lodged a complaint with us 15 days back. Under IPC 328, and Drugs and Cosmetics Act 17, 18 and 27, we have registered a case against the company’s director. We request people who have an ASR hip implant to contact us.”
The Indian FDA has claimed that it doesn’t even have any data on how many patients received the implant in India. “The police are investigating. Once the implant recipients come forward, we will know how many are affected, and accordingly take action against the company,” said an FDA official.
Brian Devine, a former executive at a hip implant company who now represents victims of the ASR recall said “many patients in the United States traveled to India to get their ASR hip implants. These patients should contact the Mumbai police department to assist with the investigation.”